Catholic University of America, DC Smoke-Free Policy

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Catholic University of America, DC, US

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Type: Policy

Status: Last revised on 2/28/07

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I. Introduction
Scientific findings, as summarized by the United States Surgeon General and the Environmental Protection Agency, indicate that the simple separation of buildings into "smoking" and "nonsmoking" sections does not do enough to eliminate environmental tobacco smoke. In light of the health hazards associated with tobacco smoke for smokers and non-smokers alike, The Catholic University of America has adopted the following smoke-free policy.

II. Policy
All buildings, including academic, administrative, dining, residential, service and mixed use facilities and all vehicles, which are owned, operated or leased by The Catholic University of America, will be entirely smoke-free. The smoke-free policy will apply to all indoor air space, including all common areas and individually assigned spaces. Smoking is not permitted within 25 feet of an entrance or window of any building.

Additional building signage and exterior receptacles are installed in consultation with building administrators. Vice presidents, deans, directors and managers are responsible for enforcing this policy with staff, faculty, students and visitors. Implementation of this policy, however, will require everyone's cooperation. Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary actions or termination as permitted by law and University personnel practices.